Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WOYWW 163

163 - wow where does the time go?  I first joined in on this at about week 48!  Not been on for a while again, always seem to be so busy at the moment, but thought I better aim for this week and hopefully next as I have no idea what will happen during the holidays when the children are off - we are not going away (boo hoo -although we have only just come back from two weeks in California so its not all bad!) so will be doing lots of day trips particularly on the days OH works from home (Wednesday being one of them!).

Anyway I am digressing - here is my desk as of yesterday afternoon:


as you can see I am still in a sewing mood - this is a Halloween quilt kit I bought in the States - I thought it involved lots of piecing together but its actually two big panels with eight strips around them so it only took me a couple of hours yesterday - am hoping to go up a level with my quilting skills and put a big cobweb on there rather than just sew around in all the ditches which is what I have done up until now! (I feel its time to move on!).  Have just edited this to add that the cupcake sitting there is actually a really cute needlecase - made from a pattern I bought ages ago and the mushroom house is a pincushion which was a Christmas gift from my friend Julie at our crop - hadn't noticed that I had such things on my desk this week that would cause so much interest!

I would just like to say a big thank you to all my new followers - 22 of you in just the past week! - wow, I am delighted to have you all following my endeavours!  And also a big thank you to everyone who has already signed up for my Great British Blog Hop - there are eight of us so far which is more than I thought for my first blog hop but sign up is still open for another week so watch this space!

If you would like to know why I am baring my workspace with an UFO on display then pop over to Julias to see what all the commotion is about but be warned its very addictive!

Thanks for looking - Worn out from end of term activities from Solihull

40 comments:

Joanne said...

Sewing is what I have to do today although I must be mad 'cos I have to alter a dress - a summer dress at that. Now when will I wear it???? Happy woyww.
Hugs Joanne xx

sandee said...

I sew on paper and that's as far as I go! lol Am intrigued by the little cupcake thingy, what's that for? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina where I cannot sleep and it's 2:59am..::sigh:: #50

Pam said...

That is a busy desk ! Lets keep our fingers crossed for sun :-) x

okienurse said...

great looking desk looks very creative and busy! I need to get my sewing machine out and see if it still works! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #67

donnalouiserodgers said...

the acrylic painting is onto wood- much more forgiving that canvas - and cheaper too, tis upon my desk because it is my Klimt/Chagall tribute to lovers, and i'm converting it to a rubber design for Jennie, twill come in 'parts' so people can scrap book the symbolism effect or be more conventional and do a more 'together' piece.

love your sewing piece, and are you in Solihull? for goodness sake we are an hour away from each other...

dxxx thanks for coming my way earlier

Bernice Hopper said...

I like the new look to your blog. And you're looking very busy again.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

That quilt is SO cute. I am also intrigued by the cupcake! Is it a notepad? a mini-book, an embellishment? Do tell!

Mary Anne (1)

VonnyK said...

I really love that quilt, it's so cute. Sewing is not my thing, I think people who can control those evil beastie machines are very clever.
Have a great week.
Von #44

lisa said...

You are looking very industrious there. The Halloween quilt sounds great.
Hope you have a good Summer Hols, I can't believe we are at the end of another school year already. Where does the time go??
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #97

Lindsay Weirich said...

That quilt is cute...heck even I might be able to do it:) happy woyww! Lindsay #33

BJ said...

Love the mushroom pincushion BJ#79

Mindy Adams said...

Make that 23 new followers. I too love to step things up after I have been working on them for awhile. Love the quilt so far. And the little cupcake is too cute.

Yes, looking around everyones desk gets very addictive. Thanks for sharing your nice and busy desk with all of us around the world.

Saying hello from the Ohio.

Mindy - The Determined Scrapper

Neesie said...

I have trouble even sewing a button on!
It looks like you have a great amount of creativity happening in your work space....enjoy!
Happy WOYWW ~ Neesie #13

Deb said...

I love your halloween quilt and cute little cupcake! Quilting is something I would love to do, just need to sleep a couple less hours at night then I might be able to fit it in!
Debxx

Helen said...

I love your Cupcake needle holder and is that an ice-cream pin cushion too - I can't quite make it out. The cobweb quilting idea is fab. Hope it works out - I wouldn't know where to begin with that one! Thanks for popping to see me. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the little bat, colours and pattern on that Halloween fabric - so funky. Well done for not sewing in the ditches - I have no idea what that means but have got a great mental image of you and your machine instead - lol!!
Hugs, LLJ '70 xx

kay said...

love the halloween quilt,fab colours,thanks for visiting me
kay #65

Trish Latimer said...

I'm another one that just sews onto paper!! Love the needlecase though! Trish #78

Jaki Morris said...

Love to see desks full of sewing projects.
Wish we'd just come back from CA my sister lives there and I haven't been for about 6 years :-(

Last time I went I'd only just got into papercrafting and bought a few things from Target and Michael's
Actually it's probably just as well as I'd be bankrupt in a week!
Jakix #118

Shoshi said...

Busy creative sewing desk. I haven't had my sewing machine out for ages but one day maybe...

Thanks for visiting, and yes, the Dylusions ink sprays are awesome! Such vibrant colours!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #3

Bernice said...

Your little cupcake needlecase is very cute - is the toadstool thingy a pincushion? Happy WOYWW.
Bernice #25

505whimsygirl said...

That Halloween quilt looks great! I have a sewing machine and some fabric, but so far the two haven't met!!!

Thanks for visiting me already!!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay 36

butlersabroad said...

I'd love to sew but if I had time for everything I wanted to try then I would have to stop going to work!! Bet you were in quilting heaven at some of the shops in America while you were there!

Hugs
Brenda 8

Annie said...

Fabulous workspace and stunning creations. Love the quilt and all your other crafty bits. Thank you for sharing with fellow WOYWWers. Crafty hugs from your newest follower, Annie x

KatzElbows said...

I do love fabric, but my heart belongs to paper these days. Glad you found time to join the WOYWW madness. Bet you fond sun in California, you lucky thing.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm not a Koi waterbrush fan myself, but I know a lot of people love them. Still on the hunt for my favourite brush!

cheers, rachel #7

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Love all the lovely sewing projects on your workspace!! :)
Mary Jo #119

Jeremy and Samantha said...

What an awesome sewing area, I am totally jealous as this is something I want to learn but no machine means no sewing :( one day!

Ali H said...

Fun quilt ! Hope the cobweb works out well ! thanks for stopping by earlier ! Ali #53

RosA said...

That quilt looks great! Hope you will show when it is finished. Happy WOYWW!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Thanks for vising my desk this week! I love seeing all the sewing projects on yours--I miss sewing. Best of luck with the spider web. I admire your ambition! Happy WOYWW!

Jackie said...

love the little pin cushions and your quilt will be great i'm sure....i am another one of those sewing on paper people...well i will when i have worked out how to use the lovely sewing machine my two crafty friends bought me for my birthday last year!!!!!yhanks for visiting my blog
Jackie 48
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

kath said...

thanks for sharing what you're up to ...your halloween quilt looks gorgeous...happy woyww hugs kath xxx

SueH said...

It’s good to have you back with us at long last.

Loving the Quilt. The US do such wonderful Halloween stuff don’t they, things you don’t see over here too often……so much the case now with the internet and on line ordering, but you know what I mean.
Good luck with the cobweb.

Thanks for visiting this week and……….

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x
#51

Di said...

Love that Halloween quilt - what a find! Belated Happy WOYWW! Di xx #10

akilli melek said...

fab couple of posts...love the busy desk and love your blocks in previous posts.

thanks for popping by earlier
caroline #63

Morti said...

How lovely - two weeks in the States! I spend two weeks in a state....LOL....

Love your desk this week and all the quilts in previous posts!

Thanks for stopping by....

belinda said...

Oh I like the quilt. Such a great idea for the fall. I don't know how to quilt so it's fun to see one as it comes together.

Thanks for stopping by my desk and I will update you that I have dug out more so maybe this upcoming week, I will do a little craft room tour. Just maybe!!

Belinda (39)

Monica said...

late doing the rounds. Sounds like you are having fun with the quilt kit. it is so good when it goes together quickly and easily.

Missus Wookie said...

fun to see the quilt in progress - good luck with the webbing.

Amy E said...

Oh how I wish I could quilt. I'm definitely more of a paper crafter. Looks like lots of fun on your desk this week though!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my desk!


Amy E. #42
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com